Among the stories Tuesday from The Associated Press:

Among the stories Tuesday from The Associated Press:



NEW YORK Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom's push in both mobile and advertising fields. The acquisition gives Verizon an entryway into the increasingly competitive online video space. SENT: 640 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


VERIZON-AOL-ACQUISITION-TIMELINE Highlights of AOL's history. SENT: 200 words.


LOS ANGELES Young people aspiring to buy their first home are already facing disappointment this year. Rising prices are putting more homes out of reach, while pickings are slim because few properties have come onto the market during the spring months, when sales are supposed to take off. By Alex Veiga and Josh Boak. SENT: 880 words, photos.


ATSUGI, Japan A robotic exoskeleton that helps the paralyzed to walk faces challenges in Japan, where bureaucracy and regulation often stymie medical innovation. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.



WASHINGTON The number of available jobs in the U.S. falls in March, though companies fill more of their open positions in a sign they are still confident enough to hire. By Christopher S. Rugaber. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 11 a.m.


NEW YORK U.S. stocks fall sharply, extending the market's losses from the day before. By Alex Veiga. SENT: 410 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.


DENMARK-EARNS-CARLSBERG Danish brewer Carlsberg says uncertainty in its vast Russian market continues to cause pain, contributing to a loss of 90 million kroner ($13.46 million) in the first quarter of 2015. SENT: 140 words.

ITALY-EARNS-UNICREDIT Italy's largest bank by assets, UniCredit, says net profit dropped by nearly one-third as it provisioned more funds against risk. SENT: 140 words.


MIDSIZE SUVS-CRASH TESTS Only three of seven midsize SUVs from the 2015 model year performed well in front-end crash tests done by an insurance industry group. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 420 words, photo.

EUROPE-AIRBUS-MILITARY PLANE Spain withdraws permission for test flights of Airbus A400M planes until an investigation determines the cause of a crash last weekend near the southern city of Seville that killed two pilots and two flight test engineers. SENT: 600 words, photo.

NETHERLANDS-AHOLD-DELHAIZE Dutch retailer Royal Ahold NV, operator of the U.S. supermarket chains Stop & Shop and Giant, says it is in talks with Belgian counterpart Delhaize Group about a possible merger. SENT: 130 words.

PATRIOT COAL-BANKRUPTCY Patriot Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years. SENT: 390 words.


JPMORGAN CHASE-CARD TECHNOLOGY JPMorgan Chase & Co. says it expects to convert more than 70 percent of its Chase credit and debit cards to chip technology, which is seen as more secure, by the end of 2015. SENT: 110 words.



BRUSSELS Emboldened by his party's election triumph, Britain's finance minister insists that his government has a "very clear mandate" to change the terms of the country's membership in the European Union before it holds a referendum on whether to leave the bloc altogether. By Pan Pylas. SENT: 680 words, photos.


ATHENS, Greece Officials say Greece has completed a 757 million euro ($844 million) debt payment to the International Monetary Fund, despite an acute cash shortage that could come to a head within the next two weeks. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words.

AUSTRALIA-ECONOMY Australia announces cuts to foreign aid, lower taxes for small businesses and cheaper child care in an annual budget that tries to balance paying off debt with energizing an economy that's being sapped by China's slowdown. By Rod McGuirk. SENT: 720 words.